Washington Redskins (9-5) 38, Green Bay Packers (4-10) 21
Sunday December 2nd 1979 (at Washington)
(WASHINGTON) - Joe Theismann passed for a career-high four touchdowns, including three in second half, to lead the Redskins to a come-from-behind win. Trailing 21-7 at the half, Washington tied the game on touchdown passes to Danny Buggs and John McDaniel. Monty Coleman's interception set up the go-ahead touchdown pass to John Riggins. Washington's defense held Green Bay offense to 23 yards in the second half, while the Washington offense racked up 437 total yards, 305 in the second half. Lynn Dickey made his first start at Packer quarterback since he broke his leg in the 1977 season.
GREEN BAY  -  0 21  0  0 - 21
WASHINGTON -  7  0  7 24 - 38
                       GREEN BAY    WASHINGTON
First downs                   19            24
Rush-yards-TDs           31-96-1      40-195-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-33-212-2-2 21-34-256-4-1
Sacked-yards                4-34          2-14
Net pass yards               178           242
Total yards                  274           437
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           0-0
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             2-10          6-65
SCORING
1st - WA - Ricky Thompson, 20-yd pass from Theismann (Mark Moseley kick) WASHINGTON 7-0
2nd - GB - Tullis, 52-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Simpson, 2-yard run (Birney run) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - A.Thompson, 43-yard pass from Dickey (Birney kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - WASH - Danny Buggs, 8-yard pass from Theismann (Moseley kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
4th - WASH - John McDaniel, 39-yd pass from Theismann (Moseley kick) TIED 21-21
4th - WASH - John Riggins, 12-yd pass from Theismann (Moseley kick) WASHINGTON 28-21
4th - WASH - Moseley, 33-yard field goal WASHINGTON 31-21
4th - WASH - Ike Forte, 20-yard run (Moseley kick) WASHINGTON 38-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Eric Torkleson 18-60, Nate Simpson 11-34 1 TD, Terdell Middleton 1-4, Walt Landers 1-(-2)
WASHINGTON - John Riggins 17-88, Ike Forte 4-36 1 TD, Clarence Harmon 11-34, Joe Theismann 2-27, Benny Malone 4-13, Kim McQuilken 2-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Lynn Dickey 33-13-212 2 TD
WASHINGTON - Joe Theismann 34-21-256 4 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Aundra Thompson 3-58 1 TD, Paul Coffman 3-42, James Lofton 2-36, Nate Simpson 2-17, Eric Torkelson 2-7, Walter Tullis 1-52 1 TD
WASHINGTON - John Riggins 7-34 1 TD, Clarence Harmon 4-73, John McDaniel 3-68 1 TD, Don Warren 3-40, Danny Buggs 3-21 1 TD, Rocky Thompson 1-20 1 TD